Passion is not enough, so says Jean-Paul Paquet owner of Domaine de Fussiacus. It is knowledge, acquired through seasons spent in the vineyard, that allow the wine-maker to produce great wine, he muses.
Passion is not enough, so says Jean-Paul Paquet owner of Domaine de Fussiacus. It is knowledge, acquired through seasons spent in the vineyard, that allow the wine-maker to produce great wine, he muses. With this philosophy Jean-Paul manages his 11 hecatres in southern Burgundy nestled in the heart of the Mâconnais, south-west of Macon, creating wines enhanced by his vast experience. Through the generosity of the terroir, his wines reveal typicity, finesse and elegance.
The Fuissé region in the south of Burgundy is 250-300 metres above sea level. The soil there is predominantly argilo-calcareous. At Fussiacus the average vine age is 25 years so that the plants are in balance and at their peak of production. The techniques are those of organic farming albeit not certified. The harvest here is by hand.
This Mâcon-Fuissé is made in the traditional Burgundy style, with entirely manual grape harvesting. The grapes are gently pressed using a pneumatic press. The must is then fermented in 100% thermo regulated stainless steel tanks using only natural yeast. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation prior to bottling.
No oak treatment
Aromas of lemons and citrus fruit with a hint of stony minerality. Round smooth mouthfeel with apple and lemon flavours. The finish is lively with well balanced acidity. All in all a classy glass of Chardonnay.
Cold meats, oysters and local goat’s cheeses.